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making headlines. still no word on what set off a deadly workplace shooting in california. police say 4 #-year-old
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lawrence jones shot a coworker at a chicken processing plant yesterday morning. investigators say he moved methodically around the building and targeted certain victims and then walked out of the building and killed himself. -- police say 42-year-old lawrence jones shot a coworker. one week after the storm hit, some are bracing for another storm. this nor'easter that is moving in is not expected to be nearly as bad as sandy. colorado and washington have become the first states to legalize recreational marijuana and medical marijuana was legalized in massachusetts. but in oregon, the measure was turned down by voters. opponents say the legalization sets back drug reform in the united states. one of the closest watched senate races was in missouri where claire mccaskill won re-
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election. ments a big win for democrats. she beat todd akin who came under fire for saying women had ways of preventing pregnancy in cases of legitimate rape. elizabeth warren beat scott brown. warren has risen through the dreamtic party since she was appointed president obama's consumer watchdog. so a few changes in some of the races. >> fox 5 morning news continues right now. ght now. we have picked ourselves up. we are fought our way back. and we know in our hearts that, for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. come. >> president barack obama giving his speech to supporters after claiming victory in the white house.
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>> mitt romney could not put together the electoral map he needed to defeet the president. as it stands, president obama has 303. romney received 206. florida's 29 electoral votes have not yet been awarded but again, the outcome there will not affect the president's re- election. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. hope you got a little rest. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. it is finally done. it's finally done. the election is finally -- >> i think that makes everybody feel better. >> now i'm seeing commercials i haven't seen in months. >> we'll get to all the election results in just a minute but first we wanted to talk to you. >> we have a little bit of weather here. not a major deal but any time we are talking about went weather in november, even the threat of a snowflake, people start to losses it a little bit. >> he did. >> not a panic situation. we'll show you what's happening. it is cold. setting the stage here for a
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little wintertime. 41 right now in washington. 37 at dulles. 38 at bwi marshall. all right. this area of low pressure, this nor'easter we've been talking about for the past week, it feels like a week, ever since sandy finally starting to develop and there you can see some rain showers and some pretty good rain down across the lower eastern shore. lots of clouds around here and some of those are trying to sneak to the north. the storm lifts to the north. some of that banding, some of the western edge of the precipitation will sort of roll back towards the washington area. and generally speaking, there will be a real tight gradient here where we get nothing but clouds and might see a little rain or snow. we think the line will line up along the 95 corridor. the best chance for seeing some winter weather will be washington and points north and east. when you get up into baltimore and northeast maryland, there is a winter weather advisory. they have the best chance of some accumulating snow. around here, you might so some snowflakes flying this afternoon. if you are up towards columbia,
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working up 95, you might get some accumulation on grassy surfaces. but around here, it won't impact things. all right? >> okay. >> a little snow or rain later this afternoon and cold. >> you are right. that is cold. >> the wind will pick up too as that nor'easter passes through and later tonight, winds will be gusting. it will get breezy and cold. it's going to be okay, wisdom. you can still talk. >> he is speechless right now. >> i'm shower julie wright is not speechless. >> julie, did you hear him talking about snow and wind. >> in my world, if you don't talk about it, it doesn't exist. >> i want to live in your world. >> there is rainbows. there is skittles and look, a unicorn. it is only sunny and 85. come on over, wisdom. tucker was mentioning this. i believe i saw this trucks out on the roads when i was coming
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south on 270 actually doing a little pretreating if you will on that ramp there at 370. so again, be careful later on today. make sure you have plenty of gas and wiper fluid. it kind of gets messy out there. you know the drill so just be prepared. right now, dry pavement, no problems to report on the beltway at university boulevard on both the outer and inner loop. traffic flowing freely in each direction. lanes are open for those traveling at the wilson bridge. we had some overnight construction southbound 355 at cedar lane headed out towards nih. america has decided. president barack obama wins the election and earns a second term as president. >> take a look. the president claiming far more than the required 270 electoral votes but just narrowly winning the popular vote. melanie alnwick is live in the newsroom with a look at the results. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. despite a still weak economy and one of the most expensive campaigns in history, president
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obama managed to prevail in most of those hard-fought swing states and that made the difference sending him back to the oval office for four more years. obama spoke in his hometown of chicago. he told supporters he knows the path ahead is not easy yet, he still believes america has a better future. >> but despite all our differences, most of us share certain hopes for america's future. we want our kids to grow up in a country where they have access to the best schools and the best teachers, a country that lives up to its legacy as the global leader in technology and discovery and innovation. >> reporter: he also thanked vice president biden and former president bill clinton for all their hard work on the campaign trail. a different scene in boston as mitt romney stood before a
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disappointed crowd. his concession speech was brief and heartfelt. >> the nation as you know is at a critical point. at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. we citizens have to rise to the occasion. >> reporter: paul ryan returns to the senate as the chairman of the budget committee. it is not clear what mitt romney will do after two up successful runs at the presidency. president obama returns to office with a deeply divided nation and government. thank you. now to maryland where voters weighed in on seven key ballot questions. >> some were controversial to say the very least. question six, legalizing same- sex marriage passed with about
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25 five 2% 2 -- with about 52% of the vote. >> we have made phone calls for hours on end. we didn't think we could win and we won. and we won maryland. and that is amazing. >> maryland really spoke out for the country tonight. it is not just the legislature. it is the people speaking. they are saying we support you and we believe that you are like everybody else. >> on some of the other ballot questions in maryland, voters passed question seven allowing expanded gambling in the state with 52% in favor and 48% opposed. ette voters gave the okay if a new congressional map by
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approving question five. 53% approved of the new redistricting map. it was a long night in virginia races not called until the very late hours. >> coming up next, tim kaine scored a win as the democrats try to retain control of the senate. we'll get a live report from virginia coming up. >> just a reminder. we have the results for you from all over the area l races bottom of the screen and also online for you as well on stay with us. we'll be right back. time is 4:36. ♪
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welcome back on this morning after the election. >> it seems like it's been forever. >> it certainly has. the interesting thing is it didn't go as late into the night as some people were
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expecting even thinking it could drag on for days on end. >> at least we have some kind of closure. >> we want to focus on virginia now. virginia democrat tim kaine won last night beating republican george allen w. >> allen conceded the race late last night and we'll get more on that coming up a little later on in a live report from arlington. very interesting. ben cardin won in maryland as well. so he won with 54% of the vote. so yeah, so very interesting. >> democrats keeping control of the senate. again, they are 54% to 27% for dan bongino but he also beat rob sobhani who came in third with 17%. and historic night in maryland that set off fireworks literally. up next, we'll continue our post-election coverage with a live report from national
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harbor. >> we are watching some possibly nasty weather. we don't want to think about it. it is what it is. >> just a little bit. i'll explain all weather-wise and we'll have a look at the traffic too coming up right after the break. ♪
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welcome back. we are taking a live look over the capitol dome this morning. very appropriate the morning after the election where the majority has not changed for the senate and the house. so the make-up is still the same. of course, the democrats retaining the majority in the senate and the republicans in the house. so we'll continue to follow up on the election coverage here in just a bit but we want to check in with tucker barnes because he is following something we also need to pay attention to, weather. we have this storm moving in. jaw, sliding up the eastern seaboard. it will intensify during the course of the day. it won't be a huge weather maker locally but the further east you get and north and east, up into new york and new jersey, they'll get hit hard are heavy rain.
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let's get to to. temperatures are now in the 30s. 36 in gaithersburg. 37 in manassas. here in town, we are at 41 degrees. not getting a report out of leonardtown or across the bay here. temperatures plenty chilly out there this morning and the cloud cover starting to build in and we'll get a bit of a northerly wind here today and that is setting the stage for possible -- a little bit of winter weather around here as we get into the afternoon and evening hours. let me show you the storm developing right here and again, it will continue to intensify. the area of low pressure right there and it will continue to intensify throughout the day today. as we get into the afternoon hours, the storm will start to press to our north. some of the spiral bands of the storm will start to push back towards the washington area. so you want to think about this. washington, points north and east, stand the best chance for winter weather around here. as you get up towards laurel, up towards baltimore, up into the philadelphia area, they could be looking at
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accumulating snow. if you are west of 95, you won't see much. anything. the bands won't get far enough west. it looks like rain transitioning to snow later this afternoon. could we get a little accumulation around here? yes, it is possible on the grassy surfaces. certainly a possibility we could get enough around here that we could get a light accumulation on some of the grassy surfaces. there is a winter weather advisory to the north and to the east so baltimore, baltimore county, as you get up into northeast maryland, a winter weather advisory. there could be an inch or two of slushy snow here north and east. if you are headed up 95, driving later today, be ready for the possibility. a little further south and west, i don't think we'll see a whole lot around here but it could get a little scenic later this afternoon. forecast high, only 42 degrees. the winds will shift out of the north at 10 to 15. that will lock in the cold and transition any rain we see over to cold later today. cloudy and cold rain changing to snow later this afternoon.
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a light accumulation is possible. best chance will be north and east of the city. here is your accu-weather seven- day forecast. we'll get it out of here tomorrow but it will be windy and cold tomorrow with highs only about 50 and a pretty good wind behind that front. nice warm-up here. look like we get a nice taste of warmer weather here by the end of the weekend. 65 by monday and tuesday. let's do some traffic and get the latest from julie wright. it is not a panic situation but could be a few snow showers later today. >> i don't know. i'm going to go back. on the roads, it is dry pavement you are waking up so not too busy. we do have lingering construction here. the crew still here tying up the right side of the roadway. obviously, not too many people out and about so not something
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that you will roll up on at speed. northbound i-95, a different story, a better ride for you. no problems to report in the exlanes or main lines as you continue out of woodbridge and continue up to the occoquan. light traffic volume here as welcoming in from manassas. no trouble spots to report continuing in towards center veil and making your way out towards fair oaks. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. >> thank you. talk about the election now. president obama won maryland and its 10 electoral votes. voters in the free state also weighed in on seven key ballot questions. >> three of the more cop ten schuss questions all passed including an expansion of gambling. fox 5's holly morris is live at national harbor where it appears a new casino will be built and a lot of people are excited about that. good morning to you. >> reporter: there are a lot of people that are excited but it wasn't necessarily a landslide in terms of how the vote came out in term of question seven. it is likely that the casino will be built here at national
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harbor where we are live this morning. at this hour, it is very quiet here but it was a much different store yea last night. when it became clear that question seven was indeed going to pass, the skies lit up, literally. fireworks exploded across the harbor here looking almost more like july 4th than election night but definitely a sign that the people in this area are happy with how the vote went. this will likely be decided that the sixth casino will be built in the state. that in addition to the game tabled. it wasn't a wide margin it terms of the vote count t passed 52% to 48%. nonetheless, it was a win and both the governor and the prince george's county executive were very happy with
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the outcome. >> money is going to education and going to help fix 210. it is going to jobs and jobs and jobs. so thank you for the great victory. >> given the a dollars otherwise that would leave our state to go to other states in gambling, so keeping those dollars here to help maryland schools i think on balance is a better thing to do. >> reporter: the three other big questions or i should say three other questions that were big issues on the ballot including question six that would legalize gay marriage. it passed also with a percentage of 52% to 48%. question four dealt with in- state tuition being given to illegal immigrants that qualified. it passed with a little wider margin. 58% of marylanders voted for it. 42% against. question five which dealt with congressional redistricting sending a seventh democrat to
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the house of representatives passed with a more decided vote, 63% of marylanders voted for that while 37% voted against. that is the wrap from maryland for now. back to you in the studio. >> thank you. let's move to virginia now where democrat tim kaine won last night beating republican george allen. >> allen conceded the race late last night and for more on what was happening in the commonwealth of virginia, we turn to sherry ly live in arlington this morning. good morning. >> good morning. tim kaine rode the coattails of president obama to win that senate seat in virginia although there are some that say president obama may have rode tim kaine's coattails. either way, he defeated his republican challenger, jim allen, to take that senate seat. the former governor and democratic national committee chairman keeps the virginia senate seat in democrat inhands. cape takes that seat vacate by fellow democrat jim webb in
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what had been a tightly contested race with allen. the two candidates had battled in the swing state in one of the most expensive senate races in the country. more than $83 million was spent in this race. this race. >> here what is it means. our victory tonight proves that it is the number of people who stand with you, not the number of zeros behind the check. the that is what decides elections in the united states of america. >> reporter: allen did concede that race late last night. it is the second straight loss for allen. the republican was unseated from the senate by webb just six years ago. that is the latest here in arlington. back to you. >> thank you so much. we still have plenty ahead. up next, we'll take a look at
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key race results in the district. >> as we head to break, another look at president obama wrapping up his acceptance speech in chicago early this morning. stay with us. we'll be right back. ight back. >> thank you, america. god bless you. god bless these united states. ♪
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from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. back now with more election coverage from the district. >> the big race this year was a special election for the chair of the d.c. council. voters overwhelmingly elected council veteran phil mendelsohn who has been in the chairman seat on an interim basis. the one upset of the evening appears to have come in the d.c. council at large race. incumbent vincent orange will
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keep his seat but it looks like michael brown has lost his. brown was beat by david grosso for the second at-large spot. >> the other contest the races were in wards seven and eight. yvette alexander hold her seats in ward seven fending off a challenge from republican ron moten. and marion barry returns to the council to represent ward eight taking 87% of the vote in his race. let's get some more numbers on some of the d.c. council races if we could right now. d.c. voters also had some ballot amendments to decide on, all stemming from recent ethics scandals. >> all three amendments passed by an overwhelming majority. amendment five will allow the counsel till silver hill to kick out a member if they committed gross misconduct while in office. -- will allow the council to kick out a member if they committed gross misconduct while in office. in office.
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it is 2012 so why are we still having so many technical problems at the polls. that is i topic generating a lot of buzz this morning. even president obama is chiming in. we'll tell you about that straight ahead. >> a reminder for you. we do have all the results from all over including local races on the bottom of the screen and also online. just head to you can find all the results there as well. stay with us. time now is 4:56. what are you doing there? i am making crescent bacon cheddar pinwheels. wow, i'm impressed! [ ding ] dad, the cable's out! you got that right? [ kiss ] thank you ♪ [ male announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits
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police are still trying to figure out what set off a deadly workplace shooting in california. 42-year-old lauren jones is accused of shooting four coworkers at a chicken processing plant in fresno yesterday morning. two of them died. jones reportedly moved
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methodically around the building and targeted certain victims. >> it is very scary. it is very surreal to see a crime actually happen in front of you. >> it is difficult to say at this point if, in fact, there was a specific target that jones was looking for. he had been inside about 3 1/2 hours. there was something that must have provoked this incident that perhaps occurred today or maybe was building up to today. >> after the shootings, jones walked out of the building and shot himself. he died several hours later. police say he had an extensive criminal history. voters in new york braved freezing temperatures to cast their ballots yesterday. some had to vote in tents that were used as polling places. the makeshift polling locations were set up in those hard-hit areas of queens and staten island. sandy knocked out power to millions of people and this morning, the northeast is now bracing for another storm with officials urging storm victims to seek higher ground. but the nor'easter that is moving in will not be a


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